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Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir

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Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home begins at the grave of Katagiri Roshi, Natalie’s Zen teacher, in Japan. Twenty years after Katagiri’s death and Natalie’s return to New Mexico, she is permanently settled in Santa Fe with her partner, Yukwan. Except that, as Buddhism teaches us, nothing is permanent. Natalie learns that she has CLL, a potentially fatal form of blood ...more
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Published June 5th 2018 by Shambhala
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    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters.

    Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, puts off treatment because she doesn't want cancer to get in the way of her life, how she moves through the different stages of loss and acceptance of the disease, and ultimately, how she survives.

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    Jillian Doherty
    Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir.
    I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her relationships, beautiful excursions to see where other writers lived, worked and does, and a tumultuous duel cancer battle.
    She writes like the the quote referenced- how a writer lives their life twice, first in the
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    Natalie Goldberg is known for her powerful way of teaching writing – and a number of books that challenge writers and would-be writers to use words and the craft in all sorts of interesting, original ways.

    But in Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home, Goldberg explores her path through healing from cancer – both for herself, as well as her partner Yu-kwan, who is also diagnosed with the disease. How to go on from that – how to find the strength and courage to face this disease head-on when bo
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    An amazing memoir that demonstrated how a positive attitude can have an impact on cancer. I love how the author used the title of this book throughout it.
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    Natalie Goldberg lived in Brooklyn until she was six, when her family moved out to Farmingdale, Long Island, where her father owned the bar the Aero Tavern. From a young age, Goldberg was mad for books and reading, and especially loved Carson McCullers's The Ballad of the Sad Cafe , which she read in ninth grade. She thinks that single book led her eventually to put pen to paper when she was twe ...more
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